The youngsters in the Barrow & District Youth League had their big day out at Craven Park last Sunday for League Cup Finals Day, with six age groups getting to take to the Barrow Raiders' turf.

The main event of the day was the Under-14 League Cup, which was between hot favourites Roose Pioneers and Askam.

The young Pioneers more than lived up to their tag, as they saw off their opponents with a 32-10 victory that off-set the disappointment of just missing out on the league title to Hindpool Tigers on the final day.

That prevented a double triumph for Askam, whose under-12s had won their final earlier in the afternoon, thanks to a thrilling 18-14 victory against Barrow Island as four tries from Ollie Caine clinched their second trophy of the year.

After winning their league the previous month, the young Villagers were up against the side who came runners-up to them in the table.

It was Askam who opened the scoring after seven minutes when Caine ran in a superb length-of-the-field try before a spell of end-to-end rugby ensued.

Island were the team to make the most of that as O'Kane's unconverted try levelled the match before Farren broke through to put them in front right on the stroke of half-time.

O'Kane's goal made it 10-4 at the break, but Askam came flying out of the traps in the second half and turned the match back in their favour, as Caine's second try reduced the gap to two points before the same player went over again five minutes later to complete his hat-trick.

Barrow Island refused to go down quietly, however, and regained the lead when O'Kane scored his second try of the game, which went unconverted to make the score 14-12.

The game's decisive moment came with time running out for Askam, as some great handling from their forwards set up Caine for a try under the posts, which was converted by Bolton, a minute before the referee blew for full time.

The day had opened with a series of mini and junior festivals, which involved teams from under-6, under-7, under-8 and under-10 age groups, as the kids were given the chance to develop their games on a bigger stage.

With the action across three pitches, there were representatives from all eight amateur clubs in the area - Askam, Barrow Island, Dalton, Hindpool Tigers, Millom, Roose Pioneers, Ulverston and Walney Central - while Marsh Hornets took part in the two youngest age groups.